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Old 01-30-2007, 03:54 PM   #1
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Ubuntu: 6.10: Too many "update-initramfs" lines in update


Yesterday (January 30, 2007, +8:00 GMT), I ran the update manager (I'm using Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy) and had an error (of some sort). A lot of the following line appeared when I expanded the terminal panel of the update manager:

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update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-2.6.17-10-386
And then, it ended with:

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sudo: can't open /etc/sudoers: Too many open files in system
So, I decided to force quit the update manager and then I opened the Synaptic Package Manager to see if there is any error. It prompted me to manually run the following command to fix the problem because I interrupted the dpkg during the update:

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sudo dpkg --configure -a
So, I did it in the terminal, but the same results (repeating "update-initramfs..." line, eventually ending with the "can't open..." line.

Now, I restarted my computer. I can't run my latest kernel (2.6.17-10-386), so I have to use my previous one (2.6.15-23-386). The following error is shown on start-up when I choose the 2.6.17-10-386 kernel (I retyped it. I just wrote it down on a piece of paper):

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[17179573.008000] RAMDISK: Ran out of compressed data
[17179573.008000] invalid compressed format (err=1)
[17179573.008000] Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)
[17179573.008000]
Can anyone address this?

Last edited by tarobs; 01-30-2007 at 04:22 PM.
 
Old 01-31-2007, 09:24 AM   #2
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in the Ubuntu Forum and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.
 
Old 01-31-2007, 09:25 AM   #3
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Something got borked during the update. I suggest you uninstall the kernel thats failing to boot and then reinstall it.
 
Old 02-01-2007, 12:39 AM   #4
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Something got borked during the update. I suggest you uninstall the kernel thats failing to boot and then reinstall it.
How do you do that? I'm fairly new in linux so I'm not that experienced in doing these things.
 
Old 02-01-2007, 07:14 AM   #5
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How do you do that? I'm fairly new in linux so I'm not that experienced in doing these things.
You uninstall it using apt or synaptic. In Synaptic, search for linux-image and from the results remove the one that matches the new kernel version.
 
Old 02-03-2007, 07:41 AM   #6
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You uninstall it using apt or synaptic. In Synaptic, search for linux-image and from the results remove the one that matches the new kernel version.
I did this, but what happened was... I couldn't install it anymore! Apparently, all the things I install now fail and I get the same error.
 
  


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